My Dilemma

  1. Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    So, i have the 2.5g empty. It doesnt have a filter or heater as i transfered them to the 10g. I dont know if i should use this tank for my little girl... I would get the heater and filter, but that's not the problem. The heaters here are for 5g+, the others are not safe at all. So, my question is, should i get a 50W heater for the 2.5g and later upgrade the tank to a 5g? I''m just confused. I dont know what to do... what should i do?
     

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    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    Is the heater one you can set the temperature on? If so, that might be a safe bet. If not, I'd be concerned about the temperature of the water getting too high. As far as wattage, I'm still getting a grasp of that myself.
     

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    Dont most heaters cut themselves off when water reaches the desired temperature? I could be wrong of course :)
     
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    Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    The 50+ heaters do have the little twisting knob at the top to set the temperature. I think i'm just gonna go for a 50W heater as i will be upgrading later on... LOL

    EDIT: OOPS! didnt see your post LOL yes, thats what they are supposed to do... they better LOL
     
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    redlessi Well Known Member Member

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    Most of the heaters that I have seen have a cut off mechanism for when it reaches the desired temp.
     
  6. TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

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    Yes Tony, the heaters are all auto...the 50 watt will shut off when it gets to the desired temp settings...it will work fine.
     
  7. Diggly

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    so get to it and pics!!
     
  8. Martinismommy

    Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    I use a 50 watt in my 2 1/2 gallon spawn tank...You should be fine.....
     
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    Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    Thanks everyone! well i wont be using the 2.5g anymore, im just gonna get the 5g at the same time. I honestly want to throw out the 2.5g as i dont know what to stock it with LOL

    thanks everyone!

    :;hi1
     
  10. redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

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    You can always make it a shrimp tank...........I would not throw it away, you never know when you might need it for a hospital tank for one of you rescues.........
     

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    Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    oh very true! i cal also pick up a sponge filter just to keep it handy... good call reds!
     
  12. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Hello Tony. I just added a 50w Stealth to my 6.6g. Adjustable control knob. It's doing very well.
    Keep us posted and I can't wait to see your new set up!
    Ken
     
  13. fishtroy

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    I wouldn't throw it away, it could come in handy if you find another betta all of a sudden that you can't resist. I would just keep an eye on the heater if I was uncertain about it. :)
     
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    Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    Will do! hopefully i can get pics this weekend.

    I agree, i was thinking about this this morning, i can always rescue baby bettas :p
     
  15. fishtroy

    fishtroy Well Known Member Member

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    Now there is no reason for you to resist betta temptation! LOL :D
     

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